ColecoVision: Any clue as to value?

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  1. Scooter

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    I have a BUNCHA games for this system AND the banned Atari adapter...just found it all in my basement. Anyone here know about the value and market for this stuff?
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    Scooter,
    "Retro-gaming" has become increasingly poplar in recent years, and a ColecoVision in good working order with the "right" games can fetch a decent buck from certain collectors. I suggest you check out the Yahoo! ColecoVision Club , I'm sure there is someone there who can help you to put a value on your system.
    BTW, the Atari adapter was never "banned" as far as I know. Coleco reached a financial agreement to pay royalties to Atari shortly after the device was released.
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    Thanks for the info...gonna check that club out.
    I was in retail when the ColecoVision was introduced...and my rep asked for the Atari adapters back when Coleco lost against Atari. Of course...I had "sold" every adapter in stock! [​IMG]
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    I'm not so sure about the banned thing either, but I can give you an idea what the stuff goes for. The system itself, if working properly and in good cosmetic shape should fetch $30-40. The Atari adapter 10-15. The games really depend on what titles you have. Commons are worth about $1, but some rarer titles go for over $100.
     
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    How "banned" could it be, since Coleco later came out with "Gemini", an Atari-compatible standalone system?
     
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    Coleco lost an infringemnet case to Atari over the adapter and it was recalled. The Gemini came about as a result of a licensing agreement between the 2.
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